From the announcement: While the adage goes that nothing ever disappears from the internet, anyone who created a Geocities site, or used their old university servers (or forgot to pay to renew domain registration) knows that more often than we’re led to believe, stuff goes away and we can’t find it anymore. The Wayback Machine has…

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From the announcement: Unique in its sheer size and breadth, a new open dataset released by the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) will provide researchers with access to otherwise restricted information. The HTRC Extracted Features (EF) Dataset reports quantitative counts of words, lines, parts of speech, and other details extracted from each page of the more…

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From the post: To accomplish DPLA’s initial goal of creating an aggregation of metadata for cultural heritage materials, the technological infrastructure developed centered on the item-centric library model for description: one descriptive metadata record for each individual digital “object.” While this method works very well for items catalogued singly, like books, it doesn’t reflect the…

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Interested in learning new ways to gather content from the open web and to share it with your students, colleagues, and scholarly communities? On October 18, the Berkeley Center for New Media and the University of California Davis Library will host two workshops on PressForward (http://pressforward.org/), a free, open-source WordPress tool that facilitates the easy…

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Civil War historian Edward Ayers will be giving a talk at Washington and Lee University talk on September 22 called “Civil War History and Digital Humanities.” The talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Digital Humanities Committee and funded through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Read full announcement here.